The United Nations-Civil Society relations

The United Nations-Civil Society relations and steps toward more democracy

Simona Proncuté

This particular paper reports on expanding and deepening the relationship United Nations-Civil Society, representation of citizens and then considers how, why and to what purpose a UN might enhance more democracy, democratic empowerment and participation at the grassroots level through justice sector reform, and civil society capacity building. The paper reviews recent situation of step toward global democracy and advocating citizen’s representation at the United Nations. These debates have tended to focus on whether United Nations-Civil Society relations in last decades, or whether specific policies and reforms are necessary in order to clarify the great complexity of the activities undertaken within global civil society, in particular in relation to UN. The paper charts interactions between UN and civil society in existing guidelines, decisions and practices that affect civil societies’ access to and participation in United Nations deliberations and processes. This study examines the current situation of best practices in the United Nations system and in other international organizations with a view to identifying new and better ways to interact with civil society, to identify ways of making it easier for civil society particularly from developing and transition countries to participate fully in United Nations activities. It also asks what strategies they are undertaking to facilitate, manage and evaluate the relationships of the United Nations with civil society and to learn from experience gained in different parts of the system and facilitate collaborative efforts of all human beings.

Zur Person:
Simona Pronckute studiert derzeit an der Universität Luxemburg. Sie absolviert den Masterstudiengang European Contemporary History. Ihre Forschungsinteressen fokussieren auf Fragen der Demokratie und der Zivilgesellschaft. Sie interessiert sich auch für Aspekte des guten Regierens in den Vereinten Nationen.

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